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Child & Family Practitioner - Gracemere

The Benevolent Society

About the organisation

Our Early Years Places are community-based locations offering support to families where they are by connecting them with family support, child health services and early childhood education and development support whilst focusing on early intervention and prevention to ultimately empower children and families.

About this role

As a Child & Family Practitioner, you will join our small multi-disciplinary team including a Snr Child and Family Practitioner and Speech Pathologist. You will work closely with other community services to ensure families are connected to the supports they need to thrive. Our team has a culture of professional enquiry and all of our programs are child-centred and culturally sensitive.

You will be working alongside each other to support programs focused on the educational, social and emotional development of children (0-8) and their families. Depending on rosters, you may attend and lead our play programs, specialist groups or parenting programs.

Partnering with families, you may also be involved in initial assessment of the family’s strengths and needs. Your case plans will empower families to make lasting change, build upon their resilience to respond to life’s challenges and make referrals to appropriate networks.

We are committed to high quality work, very welcoming and believe with the right support every parent has potential to make lasting life changes.

Terms: Full-time permanent position based in Gracemere & Mt Morgan in Central Queensland where you will have plenty of opportunity to work autonomously while ensuring that our services are effective, culturally appropriate and maximise great outcomes for children and their families.

What you need to succeed?

As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Early Childhood Teacher or Human Services Professional you will have:

  • A clear understanding of child development and psycho social factors which impact on a person’s ability to parent successfully
  • Experience in delivering both individual family supports and group based supports to families with multiple and complex needs
  • Experience supporting from an additional needs or disability sector would also be highly regarded
  • A commitment to play based approaches to improve the long-term outcomes for children
  • Experience identifying and addressing child protection concerns using a strengths based approach
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community
  • High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
  • A relevant degree qualification
  • Current driver’s license and a valid Blue Card

Some of the benefits we offer

  • We support you to work flexibly
  • Purchasing additional leave
  • IT tools/devices to support working remotely
  • Salary packaging, meals & entertainment card & employee discount
  • We celebrate the best life moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
  • This role is covered under our Enterprise Agreement

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Karina Enks on 0458 744 223 to discuss the role in more detail.

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities.

We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.

The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.

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